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Fine 18th Century French Oil Painting, Oval Portrait of Young Lady in Prayer

c. 1790's

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Contemplation attributed to Martin Drolling (French 1752-1817) oil painting on canvas, framed framed size: 22 x 18.5 inches condition: overall very good and pleasing, old reline and repairs provenance: from a private collection in Paris Michel Martin Drolling (7 March 1786 – 9 January 1851) was a neoclassic French painter, painter of history and portraitist. He was born in Paris. After 1806, he studied with Jacques-Louis David. He won the Prix de Rome in 1810 for The Wrath of Achilles. After having worked at the French Academy in Rome, he became known for the Death of Abel, exhibited at the Salon of 1817. Consequently, he received many orders and produced, notably, The Lord Descends to Earth to Establish his Empire and Spread his Good Deeds for the ceiling of the room of Illustrious Men at the Louvre, The States-General of Tours in 1836 and The Convention of Alexandria in 1837, both for the museum of history in the Palace of Versailles and Jesus Among the Doctors for the Church of Our-Lady-of-Loretto in Paris in 1840. He was elected a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1837 and was later named a Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. His paintings of history follow the spirit of the time: theatricality combined with bright colors, contrast of lights and precision of detail. He died in Paris. His most important pupils include Paul Baudry, Victor Biennourry [fr], Jules Breton, Theodor Aman, Roger Fenton, Alfred de Curzon, Charles Joshua Chaplin, Pierre-Victor Galland, Jean-Jacques Henner, Cornelius Krieghoff, Armand Laroche, Alphonse Muraton [fr], Charles Nègre, John Charles Robinson, Jules-Émile Saintin, Théophile Schuler and William Strutt.

Details

  • Attributed to
    Martin Drolling (1752 - 1817)
  • Creation Year
    c. 1790's
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Width: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Cirencester, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU509310011522

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